CWPS S3 staff are now enjoying a wifi teaching environment. Staff are mirroring their ipads through Apple TV to the smartboard. We had to purchase HDMI to VGA converters and HDMI leads to plug into the VGA only data projectors of the smartboards. We found that converters (boxes), not connectores (lead only) would take both audio and visual signals through to the smart boards. This proved to be another cost, but a necessary one.
We also have enjoyed using Splashtop as a desktop sharing tool. This allows staff to access full control of their PC and thus their resources byuilt up over the years, through the iPad.
Staff are remarking on the classroom transformed through their ability to lead learning (via the smartboard) but not be tied to the board – and free to move around the room, also engaging students by placing thecontrol of smartboard in the hands of the student through the iPad. The focus is not the student at the front but their thinking / work on the board.